Pat Diamond, commercial director at Briggs Marine
Pat Diamond, commercial director at Briggs Marine

Briggs Marine secures $4 million BP contract in Caspian Sea

Marine contractor, Briggs Marine, has boosted its global growth plans following a three-year contract award from BP Exploration, worth over $4 million.

The project, based in Azerbaijan, will see Briggs Marine delivering fire and rescue services at Sangachal Terminal - one of the world’s largest oil and gas terminals - in addition to the oil spill response services throughout the Caspian, which they have been providing since 1996.

This project will be delivered by 108 Briggs-trained local staff, working across three locations within Azerbaijan.  The oil spill response services will be delivered from two key bases; the main response base is situated in Baku and a satellite base located 280 kms away in the Evalakh District.  Most of the 108 staff will be located at the Sangachal Terminal to provide the fire and rescue services.

Pat Diamond, commercial director at Briggs Marine, said: “As we look to grow globally, Asia is a key market and we are delighted to expand our established services in the region for BP Exploration.   Despite having worked with BP for nearly 20 years in Baku, this is the first time we have provided fire and rescue services for them outside the UK.”

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